A recent survey by Ipsos on behalf of Global News raised a lot of eye brows when it comes to Canadian thoughts on drinking and driving. One quarter of Canadians surveyed admitted they drank too much before driving, and almost half of the youngest group polled thought it was perfectly fine to drink … [Read more...] about Canadians Think .08 Is Too Low For Drinking And Driving? Think Again.
Over the past few months there have been some interesting impaired driving poll results coming out of Alberta and Saskatchewan, so it's no surprise that a few people got together and decided it was time to see how all Canadians feel about impaired driving. The results might surprise you. That's … [Read more...] about One In Four Canadians Admit To Impaired Driving And Other Revelations
It’s pretty well known that Saskatchewan has a serious problem with their impaired driving rates. From the conservation officer plowed down when he was helping at a crash site to the family of four who were struck and killed near Saskatoon, it’s tragic that these lives have been lost to something … [Read more...] about What’s To Blame For Sasktchewan’s Impaired Driving Rates?
Saskatchewan is at the top of a very unpopular list. The prairie province has the highest rate of impaired driving out of all of the provinces in Canada, and it’s the number one reason why people are dying on Saskatchewan roads. It’s a problem that needs a solution, so it’s not surprising that … [Read more...] about Stick To The Ignition Interlock, Saskatchewan
We’ve all seen a roadside memorial – one of the small, impromptu-looking shrines that commemorate those who died in a roadside collision. But not everyone might know that those memorials come with restrictions in some municipalities. Last November Ottawa’s transportation committee ruled that … [Read more...] about Is 6 Months Too Short for a Roadside Memorial?
Privatization of liquor stores happens on a province by province basis, but it’s safe to say it’s one of the concerns Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) deals with each and every time a major election comes up. With an election looming in 2016, the Manitoba Liberal party is the latest group to … [Read more...] about MADD Not Impressed With Privatization Of Liquor Plans In Manitoba
Every year Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) kicks off their Red Ribbon campaign. Project Red Ribbon gives everyone the opportunity to wear a red ribbon and spread the message to always drive sober, and it’s a campaign supported by many different organizations in the communities across … [Read more...] about Two Takes On Impaired Driving In Toronto
It’s a peculiar measure, when you think of it. When people get arrested for shoplifting, they aren’t ordered to install a machine that stops them the next time they grab an item from a store shelf. If a person is convicted of embezzlement, they’re not issued a device which locks up computers or … [Read more...] about Why Do We Even Need Ignition Interlocks?
The biggest policy changes or proposed policy changes seem to happen during election season in Canada. Take the Dangerous and Impaired Driving Act for example: years after promising tougher drunk driving laws, the conservatives are introducing a new plan to fight impaired driving. That idea in … [Read more...] about A Legitimate Issue Or Ploy For Votes? Ontario Ruffles Alberta’s Feathers Over Impaired Driving
A recent drunk driving case has started a conversation in Ontario about how drunk drivers who steal others' lives should be punished. 19-year-old Sabastian Prosa killed two people in a head-on collision on Highway 427 in Ontario, while driving with a blood alcohol concentration almost twice the … [Read more...] about 5 Years for 2 Lives in Drunk Driving Crash: Ontario is Not Convinced It’s Fair
You’ve probably seen your fair share of victim impact statements from families of loved ones killed by drunk drivers. It’s a tragic fact that when someone dies from drinking and driving, there are people left behind that have to live with the tragedy and miss their loved ones every single day. … [Read more...] about Impaired Driver Who Caused Crash Still Haunted
Most people who plan nights out with friends on a regular basis appoint a sober driver before they go out. Usually it’s something that friends or family will take turns at, and the sober driver understands that it’s his or her responsibility to drink soda or water so that the entire group gets home … [Read more...] about Choose Your Sober Driver Wisely
If you have been convicted of a DUI in Ontario, and have had your licence suspended, you have a choice to make: You can join the Ontario Ignition Interlock Program You can wait out your suspension and not drive Ontario law does not require DUI offenders to install ignition interlocks, … [Read more...] about Suspended for DUI in Ontario: Should I Get an Ignition Interlock, or Wait it Out?
It’s bad enough when an adult drinks and drives. They have the experience, knowledge, and judgement to know that it’s illegal, dangerous, and could result in a crash killing themselves or others. It’s also a no-brainer they should accept the strict impaired driving penalties and learn from their … [Read more...] about Here’s What Can Happen When Your Teen Drinks And Drives
What’s the first thing you think when you hear that one British Columbia woman has had 19 impaired driving prohibitions in the past seven years? It’s the kind of news that stops you in your tracks, if only because the number of offenses is so incredible. What’s even more incredible is that after … [Read more...] about 19 Impaired Driving Prohibitions, No Jail Time For BC Offender
Maybe it’s the whole ‘après ski’ culture that makes people associate drinking with snow sports. If you go to any ski hill you’ll find hundreds of people in the bars and nightclubs after a long day on the slopes, and the same goes for snowmobilers. If you drink after skiing, boarding, or sledding and … [Read more...] about On The Snow? Don’t Drink
Uber’s been in the news lately, and not all of the publicity has been good. The ride-sharing company has been suffering from backlash after suggesting it was responsible for reducing the rate of impaired driving incidents in California, and the police are taking a stand against the claims with a few … [Read more...] about Will Uber Reduce Impaired Driving Rates In British Columbia?
When it comes to a night out at a bar or pub, the drink of choice for many Canadians is a cocktail containing energy drink and alcohol. Red Bull and Vodka is a popular beverage, and although it won’t really ‘give you wings,’ it will definitely loosen your inhibitions and get you drunk … [Read more...] about Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks Have Deadly Consequences
Unless you live off the grid and haven’t seen the billboards, ad campaigns, and checkpoints set up by police, you’ve probably heard and understand that impaired driving is extremely dangerous and against the law. Even one drink is enough to slow down your reflexes, affect your vision, and reduce … [Read more...] about Impaired Driving vs Distracted Driving-Which Is Deadlier?
Ankle bracelets have become a common way to ensure offenders don’t leave their homes if they are under house arrest or to make sure they don’t leave a certain area of their city or country, but are certain types of ankle bracelets as effective as an ignition interlock device when it comes to … [Read more...] about Ignition Interlock Vs Ankle Bracelet – There is No Comparison
It’s a tragedy when someone dies in a car crash. Because crashes are so sudden, the people left behind can feel like the floor was pulled out from under them, and they may struggle for years to find answers to all the what if questions they have. Unfortunately data recently complied by the Ontario … [Read more...] about OPP Feel Tragic Crash Deaths Are Preventable
What is it going to take to stop drunk drivers in Canada? Although older data shows a 50% drop in impaired driving deaths since 1981, a recent detailed analysis from Statistics Canada shows the rates of impaired driving have actually increased over the past four or five years. That’s despite laws in … [Read more...] about Are Loopholes To Blame For Impaired
Despite the fines, potential for jail time, and ignition interlock program impaired drivers in Ontario are required to take part in, some people will continue to get behind the wheel after drinking. These offenders take on the risk of crashing and killing someone or themselves every time they drink … [Read more...] about A Great Example Of Someone Taking Responsibility For An Impaired Driving Charge
Although police all across Canada have been upping their enforcement and coming up with new campaigns to stop impaired driving, there are still people out on the roads who have had one too many and shouldn’t be behind the wheel. Most of these impaired drivers will be pulled over at a road stop, and … [Read more...] about You Won’t Believe How These Canadians Were Arrested For Impaired Driving
Ontario roads may not be quite as safe as they were in 2014. Although the province has interlock device laws requiring all impaired driving offenders to install an ignition interlock, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have found that impaired driving rates are already up by 20% over the same time … [Read more...] about What Happens If You Drive On A Suspended License In Ontario?
Did you drive through a road check in December? Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) upped their law enforcement during the busy month of December as part of their Festive RIDE campaign. It kicked off at the end of November and continued until January 2nd, 2015, and during that time there were 593 … [Read more...] about Hey Ontario, It’s Time To Step Up And Stop Impaired Driving
Most people who have been assigned to an ignition interlock program due to impaired driving in Ontario know that they should just drive sober, finish the program, and move on after their conviction. But some people will attempt to beat the system by cheating their ignition interlock and driving … [Read more...] about Should You Cheat Your Ignition Interlock?
It’s a fact that there’s snow in Canada. In some parts of the country there is a lot of it, and the people who live in Canada have always enjoyed snow sports like skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. Although it’s fun to hit the slopes or the trail, there’s always an element of risk involved with … [Read more...] about Don’t Drink And Ride
It’s a sad fact that teen drivers are more likely to be die in auto crashes than any other way. Parents try to minimize the risk by signing their teens up for safe driving classes and having open conversations with their teen about the dangers of drinking and driving. But every year, thousands of … [Read more...] about All You Need To Stop Your Teen From Drinking And Driving Is An Ignition Interlock
Is it possible to cause 3 traffic crashes within 5 minutes? It is if you’re driving drunk and don’t want to stick around to wait for the police to show up. According to Waterloo police, a suspected impaired driver caused a collision at 4:30 pm on a Sunday and then left the scene. Moments later, … [Read more...] about 3 Alcohol-Related Crashes Within 5 minutes?